Tag: "Legionnaire’s disease"

Legionares disease

Legionella outbreak and being safe in the garden

Regrettably there has been a legionella outbreak in Christchurch, tragically including one fatality. (Article on Stuff) Download a copy of Safer Gardening and Legioneers’ Disease for information about prevention and safety while gardening and landscaping.               Download here… Nursery & Garden Industry Association supports Ministry of Health Legionella guidelines […]

Rise in Legionnaire’s disease numbers prompts reminder

Rise in Legionnaire’s disease numbers prompts reminder

The Ministry of Health is reminding gardening enthusiasts about the dangers of using potting mix without taking the necessary precautions, following a sharp rise in the number of cases last month. 20 cases of legionellosis (also known as Legionnaire’s disease) were notified last month, compared to seven last November. At this stage, five cases are […]